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La Gare

La Gare
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 2:51
Viewed: 2907
Points: 26
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I got home from Dakar this morning after a long night flight - just two hours ambling around the city yesterday morning and got a few shots. I'd like to get back sometime and visit 'Goree Island'...

This is the old station in the city. No more trains from here! All locked up now. Just street vendors left to hawk their goods. I believe there is an identical station at the other end of the line in Bamako, Mali.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-15 3:24]

Hello David,
This snapshot along with commentary note urged me to take some picture of Lahore Railway station in Pakistan because train service ends there. Beacause our democratic politicans are putting their utmost efforts to seal the fate of railways as well as national airlines. Anyways, the picture in view beautifully caught in diagonal manner. Fine details and excellent luminosity. A wonderful capture from Africa. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-15 3:58]

Hi David

There are so few uploads from Senegal in West Africa (other than people) so it's good to see one more. Lots of activity & things to look at, & the tilt adds dynamism. Good colour & sharpness. Tfs!

Hello David,when I saw the tilted shot in the thumbnail I was unsure, but opening it up I am converted!It works really well.I was trying to imagine the shot 'straight', and I think that it was a good idea.
Lots of interesting details to study.As Chris says,we do not see many shots from this part of the world.
Good sharpness and the light is very well managed.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Good register of the poverty state in that part of the world.
Not so sure about the diagonal, except that goes nicely with the center man laying on the football table.

olá david
You are very creative in your perspectives. The architecture is so interesting...You have been in very interesting places. Also your photo shows some of the life in Senegal...all this with good colors and sharpness.
Interesting and good postcard.
um abraço

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-11-15 6:01]

Hi David,
Interesting daily life shot. It is also interesting to note that train stations all look the same anywhere in the world! I am in two minds about the tilted perspective. I think that works well for architectural shots but may be not so well for a shot with people. Just my opinion, I still like the photo.

Hi David,
I don't know why I like your tilted presentations, usually I ignore them!
In your case there's some magic in them, maybe the neatness and the sharpness make me forget!
Accurate details and light management with your PP work. May I ask, is it HDR?
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-15 8:08]


Fantastique cadrage quel effet superbe avec les charettes cette gare à la très belle architecture et ces personnage, très original bien vu.

Bravo et amitié


Hello David
Lucky you visiting around the world where you have good opportunity to really quench the thirst for this passion however this is no less than your good work as usual captured with wide angle composition and achieved very good details of a daily life scene there plus the controlled lighting and blue sky is all the elements of a good work here.
Best Wishes

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-11-15 10:44]

Hi David,

Excellent oblique POV, very nice architecture view and great détails.
The light and the colors are splendid, presentation and sharpness are perfect to.
A awesome shot, great job.

Hi David,
An unusual perpective but very well done.
good tone of colors and light,
Beautiful architecture and details of the old station des chemins de fer in Senegal at Dakar,
Très jolie photo..
tous mes compliments

I can see from your image thumbnails that you're quite a wide angle photographer! Extremely colourful and contrasty image. Nice subtle border and title.

A high-quality shot which is your style, and this shot truly reflects your high photographic standards, dear DAvid!

Great focus and nice exposure with well seen daily-life moment you have shared in this nice location.
The sharpness and DOF are well done, and POV is well thought too.
I like the tilt in the scene.

Nice work as always!

best regards,

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